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things are in leesburg, virginia. kristin fisher is live tracking our storm alert. some are seeing rain, others reason. what are you seeing, kristin? >> we are seeing more rain now. it has been stop and start throughout the morning. when i first saw you at 5:00 there was pouring rain and then 5:30 no rain. and now we are in between. if you look at the street light you can see how much rain we are getting right now. nothing too crazy whatsoever but certainly enough to have some sort of an impact on the morning commute if you are heading in to the washington, d.c. area from loudoun county. also take a look at this video that our photographer gregos shot earlier this morning, just outside of dulles airport. you can see the rain is really coming down strong right there. and that's what we have been worried about all morning long is the flash flooding. could that type of rain lead to flash flooding. and here and throughout much of the washington area we are under a flash flood watch until 8:00 this morning. right through the heart of the morning rush. so this is indeed going to continue to b
to the panhandle west virginia. it's just skirting right near montgomery as well. this is all assoiated with an area of low pressure that's spinning south and west of us. it will spin a cool front later today. that will likely bring other showers through midday. for this morng, we're in the 60s and low 70s. 72 in washington. we'll hold steady while we have the rain. there's a chance for downpours. maybe blustery winds as well through noon time. and sun back with highs near 80 degrees. there mabe storms on the eastern shore this afternoon. and then tomorrow some sun in the morning, clouding out in the afternoon. we could get another surge rain drying out on friday. jerry, how is our traffic? >> it kind of all depends where you are. clear, dry payment on the 270 corridor. germantown, all the way down to the capital beltay. good start there. no worries. out to the west, though, different story on interstate 66. those of you coming in at the toll road, 50. lots of road spray. at this point it's a little volume from haymarket to manass. no accidents toreport. again, just like yterday, be ver
a look at what's happening now. light to moderate showers from virginia, hagerstown southward down to culpeper. where you see the yellow and the red here is the heaviest of rain moving south to north just like it was yesterday. moving into marshall, virginia. otherwise, a few spotty showers. even charlestown. here is the forecast for today. temperatures are near 70 degrees. rising into the low 80's this afternoon. the morning rain will come to an end and we'll have sunshine by lunchtime and into the afternoon. southwesterly at 10-15. another chance of what could be very heavy rain wednesday night through thursday. >> the george washington parkway southbound after 123, a deer just ran out in the roadway so be very careful if you're going to leave in the next 10-15 minutes. lingering road work on the beltway. traffic has to stay to the left. we'll take you to a live picture of traffic on the beltway in greenbelt, maryland. i saw that car on my way in broken down waiting for help to arrive. >> ok, lisa. thank you. 4:32 is your time on this tuesday. more rain moves through d.c. region.
mother and then himself. >>> nearly 50 cattle died when an airplane raised through virginia livestock market. -- when flames went through. one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. or on the cause. >>> from the white house on this tuesday morning, president obama could still and be looking for another chief of staff. rahm emanuel is polis to leave his job to run for the mayor of chicago. an official announcement could come as soon as friday. >>> parents and teachers are responding to president obama bush's blunt criticism of d.c. public schools. >> the d.c. public school system is struggling. >> mr. obama told nbc yesterday that his daughters could not get the same quality education at a public school that they could get their private school. some said they agree with the president's assessment but the schools are headed in the right direction. >> there's also a lot of potential in the school system and a lot of room for hope. >> others believe michelle rhee's approach is not working. they also say parents should push for the same quality of education the president's daughters a
viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on the interloop ramp to eisenhower avenue. they are out there now repairing the guardrail so you'll mind exit ramp closed for the next 10-15 minutes. you'll find everything in your favor on the greenway, route 29 and even 270. not bad. more to come on the traffic side. we'll have the latest information from metro rail. last we heard, first trains in normal service. >> our top story now, a 2-year-old boy fighting for his life after accidentally shooting himself in the chest. and now two teenagers are facing charge
to three inches. out west to northern virginia u four to five and this is only through noon and it could be raining much of the day on thursday. so potential big problems on thursday. we will have the full seven-day forecast forecast coming up in a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you, howard. >>> president obama's chief of staff rahm emanual could announce he is leaving the white house on friday. he has told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for mayor of chicago. the job was filled by long-time incumbent richard daly but he announced he will not run for a seventh term. white house senior adviser is expected to fill the role of chief of staff provided emanual steps down. >>> in five weeks, voters will cast their ballots in the mid- term elections. many see it as a referendum on the president's performance. joel brown shows us what both sides are doing to win over voters. -- voters. president obama's schedule includes a handful of events in intimate settings like this one in virginia last week where he can take off his jacket and talk face to face, persuading undecided vo
pouring from the charter members this morning in mashal, virginia. if the fire broke out at 8:00 last night in the barn. firefighters saved as many animals as they could. 250 caldor in the barn at the time. at least five cowls died. -- cows. >> brandywineday in there was an accident. the car that the toddler was riding in and ran into a tree. four others went to the hospital with minor injuries. no word on what caused it. >>> drivers in maryland are about to face new rules aimed at hanging up on distracted driving, changes to begin three days from now. courtney robinson has more from college part with what drivers need to know. >> good afternoon. by friday, nomura holdings the cell phone while driving. you need to have handsfree devices. otherwise, you will face fines. get behind the wheel and friday october 1, make sure the cell phone is not in your hand while driving. you need a handsfree device. >> i have the bluetooth device. >> maryland is the eighth state to enact this law. officers will have to pull you over for something else before citing you for this. $40 for the first offen
frederick county, maryland down to parts of northern virginia. on live doppler 9000 hd, i have zoomed in to loudoun, northern prince william counties. you can see it there. west of fairfax county. i need doppler, please, control room. you can see on route 50, 6:59, out of 234, if you keep going north, west of dulles and heavy rain. these are torrential downpours and they are out to upperville. northern faulkier in to loudoun right now, maybe eastern frederick, virginia seeing the heaviest of the rain. we will continue to watch that. the temperatures this morning in this tropical air mass are in the upper 60s to low 70s and with a good jumping point i think it will be a warm afternoon. especially since we will get sunshine out here. mid-70s by 9:00. showers an but as we head to the middle of the day and this afternoon, more sunshine, breezy and warm, upper 70s to maybe even 85 for a high. we'll talk about more rain coming by thursday. it is 5:01 and that means it is time for traffic. >> thank you, howard. good morning, everybody. overall not a bad start to our tuesday morning co
the radar is showing the heaviest rains. one band is moving through the panhandle of west virginia. another one coming into western fairfax county, north-northeast. there may be some brief, gusty winds associated with that. elsewhere getting light to modate along the western shores of the bay. temperatures in the region are 60s, low 70s. we have to get sun back with highs near 80. there is a risk of strong storms this afternoon. increasing clouds tomorrow. rain likely into thursday. dry friday, into the weekend. >> tom, live look this hour into town. south apital, douglas bridge looking good. earlier accident on the douglas bridge cleared. no delays. pennsylvania avenue looks good. 11th street bridge very quiet this morning thus far. let's see how we're doing. picking up a little volume on the american leej bridge from maryland perspective. there's the outer look. there's the inner look. right now from tyson's corner around the bend both directions moving along pretty well. >> jerry, thank you. >>> 6:12. 71 degrees. a scare in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> also ahead, one of president obama's
>>> fire breaks out overnight and this morning there are reports in virginia that some livestock perished. >>> a big change in the white house uner circle. why white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel could be stepping down. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> and there you go. there is a live look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gait
. police in virginia curley provide information to ice and homeland security. moments ago, arlington became the first county in virginia to drop out in what has become a controversial program. [applause] thank arlington leaders in aniston -- arlington leaders unanimously pass legislation. >> the established relationship between the police and the community spirit >> the commonwealth of virginia sign on to the national program to 87 g. but information sharing agreement with the federal government. >> i do not think it is a violation of our rights. if you are arrested for something you did wrong, it is ok appeared >> -- it is okay. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible
cards returned to the next summer. >>> spotsylvania county, virginia is sponsoring an event where groups every saturday in october can get paid $4 for every bag of litter. girl scouts, boy scouts, and high school bands often turn out to raise money for their schools. >>> money troubles for it the headstart program in d.c. schools. the program could not account for more than $300 in administrative and training expenses between 2007 and 2009 and was consistently late in providing required financial status reports. but according to an audit by the u.s. department of health and human services. school officials say they have addressed issues in the audit and they plan to implement stronger controls. >>> coming up, of women making progress in the workforce? lawmakers look closely at the gender pay gap for bosses. >>> there is a new template that will take computer lovers by storm. today and "the oprah show", jenny mccarthy opens up boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... .
you the moisture rotating in. off shore we have the thunderstorms. another wave hit west virginia and western pennsylvania. in between we have a line of showers which is off to the west. we are looking at this on guideline right now and we have some showers along the way and to -- along the bay and to the south. west on 66 this is about to roll over gainesville and haymarket. more heavy rain before you get to front royal there. watch for that. especially heavy in faulkier county and this is lifting to the north. loudoun county will be hit hard in the next hour with heavy rainfall clipping western fairfax and lift in to eastern west virginia up to frederick. generally staying west or clipping western montgomery county. what can we expect for you at the bus stop? some showers out there. locally heavy rains but other areas are cloudy and wondering what's going on. it is not on you. 66 to 74. sun is up at 7:01. today we will see the better chance of showers this morning. could be something lingering through noon. at 5:00, partly sunny, breezy and 81. highs upper 70s to as high as 85,
? ove, go long! >>> and tonight, virginia is being connected to other crimes in other states. >> we have details and reactions from virginia's governor. >> the 46-page report is tracing guns and it is out of the guns that can be traced to specific crimes across the country. they say that & are guns that came here from the commonwealth of virginia. it is a criticism of the mayor's commission. they have been reported to have been used from hold of two homicides in other states. the report cites virginia's lack of background checks at gun shows as one of the reasons that the state is considered a top supplier in crime. this is a big issue for those in northern virginia as well. >> there should not be a loophole going at a gun show than going through the normal process. that does not seem like the way it should be. >> they should tighten up on the gun laws. i do not think anybody should be able to just get a gun. you have crazy people out here. >> the mayors' report connects tougher gun laws. the commonwealth gun laws are strong, says the governor. >> cracking down on criminals as good. >> a
, no precipitation, west virginia, passing showers there. and temperatures around the region, we do have it right now in the 70s, and the latest wind gusts, 20 to 25 miles an hour. holds near 80 for a few hours. only in the 50s throughout the midwest. some of that cooler air will be arriving here this eving, then another surge of moisture for tomorrow. partly cloudy and rather humid. highs near 80, could get storms on the eastern shore. a look at the all-important weekend coming up. >> see you in a few minutes. >>> firefighters are trying to figure out how to deal with car fires, a rash of fires in one area has caught the attention of investitors. they believe they may be the work of one person or a group of people. the fire in estion started in late august, in the 1300 block of 16th street. where firefighters will search today. what are they looking for today? do they have a suspect? >> reporter: they do not. what they have are a lot of similarities in a specific geographic area. here along 16th street, we have a scorch mark there. this is where a fire occurr back in august. several vehicles on this
. >>> a virginia community is mourning after the sudden death of a star high school football player. austin trainemwas found unresponsible at his home yesterday morning. he went to brentsville district high school. stills do say his death does not appear to be accidental. >>> our big story this morning a a white house shake-up on the horizon as rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his post and sources say it could happen sometime this week. sarah simmons is live outside the white house this morning with more. >> reporter: good morning, steve. sources close to rahm emmanuel say he could make an announcement about his decision possibly as early as friday. there has been speculation about rahm emmanuel leaving his post. but once chicago mayor richard daley announced he would not run for office again in chicago, speculation over emmanuel's departure grew even more since it was an office he had long tried to attain. he had interest in running for the mayor of chicago for years. now, with daley deciding not to run again that opens up the playing field for him to
roadways this morning. of course we'll keep you updated all week long. inner loop off the virginia side, overnight road work. just very minor bit of construction. that should be wrapped up. other than that, pretty quiet so far. so we'll keep you updated. >> jerry, tanks so much. >>> the next mayor will have to deal with a budget cut. it comes from sales and income tax collections. additional spending accounted for a shortfall from $66 million to $75 million. public school system spent $30 million on special education, which was $25 million more than was budgeted. >>> today nbc's weeklong education nation is focusing on dropouts. leaders in government business and education are all addressing the issue. tracie potts takes a look at new initiatives to help more students stay i cool. >> reporter: every year 1.3 million students, 7,000 a day, drop out of school. >> it is not just a crisis. it is a catastrophe. >> reporter: poor students, minorities and those in the south have the highest rate. the government has identifi 2,000 low performing schools that produce nearly half the nation's dro
started doing after the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> we don't have any motives at this time. when you have a situation like this, you're going to get multiple descriptions. >> reporter: police confirmed they believe the gunman acted alone but they still working on figuring out what triggered this attack on one of the largest public universities in the u.s. in new york, laura ingalls, fox news. >>> a. dear who was shot by a patient's son is back at home tonight. dr. david cohen was released from the hospital last night. police say a 50-year-old man shot him earlier this month before then killing his mother and him and dr. cohen had to undergo surgery and spent 10 days in the hospital. >>> the driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan was in court on new charges. she pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car, hit two college students and crashed into a restaurant on september 8th. one of the pedestrians of austria died several days later. adams was originally charged with driving drunk and aggravated assault. >>> a sentencing trial for
and thunderstorms extend from here all the way into the carolinas. the center is in west virginia. you cannot see it better on the satellite imagery. the circulation is there -- you can see better on the satellite imagery. you can see some breaks in the overcast in virginia. i think we will get some sun this afternoon. the evening commute will be much better than the morning commute. this system will push off over the next six to 12 hours. there is another front waiting in the wings at the great lakes. it will come through wednesday night with another chance for rain showers. upper 60's and low 70's right now. relatively mild for this time of the morning in september. we should make it to around 80 this afternoon. showers and thunderstorms this morning and clearing. partly cloudy tonight. temperatures drop back into the low 60's. most of tomorrow will be dry. there could be some rain coming back wednesday night and during the day on thursday. friday night into saturday morning, we could see another round of rain showers. we wind up with the chilly weather with highs in the 60's and overnight lows
. the schedule includes a hand full of events. in virginia, he can persuade undecided voters not to volt republican in november. he needs the message to work. control of congress is at stake and they believe it's the republicans that will create the jobs. >> elections at this point in the game are as much about emotion and policy choices. democrats feel better about the president and the prospect for his agenda and they'll show up. >> and the white house is trying to recapture some of the magic from the 2008 campaign. kicking off a series of college campus rallies. >> they turned out in huge numbers two years ago. getting them back out to the polls won't be that easy. most young voters don't show up for midterm elections. that's not the only challenge that the white house a facing. some democrats are distancing themselves. this senator is fighting hard for reelection and he won't be there when the president takes the stage in his state. i'm joel brown, wjz-13 eyewitness news. >>> and the obama team may be down one member in the runup to election day. rahm emanuel is going to announce he'
temperatures are here to stay. all the rain is out to the west, out towards west virginia. all of that run has to come pinwheeling through here during the morning hours and then we will get a break. later today, we'll see some sunshine. highs about 80 or so. 72 at reagan national. 70 in fredericksburg. 72 in ocean city. 68 in one chester. our highs will be in the low 80s. early clouds and some heavy rain. pockets of heavy rain. afternoon sun developing with winds out of the south. more details in just a minute. back to you. >> taking a look at our top stories, rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his position perhaps as early as friday. fox news reports that is when he will announce whether he will run for mayor of chicago. >>> montgomery county police are looking for a rapist this morning. early sunday morning, near some woods near high point drive in germantown, a woman says she was walking up frederick road when a man grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. >>> a d.c. jump has delayed the trial of a man accused of killing chandra levy. the trial was spaced to begin next week but t
moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coast. we continue to be under the gun for showers during the course of the morning hours but later on today we'll get some sunshine breaking through the clouds on what will be a breezy day. 73 degrees is the current temperature in the district. 68 at dulles. 72 in baltimore. patuxent naval air station is at 74 degrees. your forecast for today, early clouds and rain, giving way to afternoon sun. breezy, winds out of the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour. 81 for the high today. that's a look at the weather. now let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >>> a lot going on on the roads this morning. let's start off in maryland. southbound along 270 on the brakes out of germantown into rockville. the local lanes improving southbound toward falls road. the main line jammed up badly, germantown to the split. outer loop slow from route 1 college park. crash on the outer loop at 202 now cleared. bw parkway and 95 slow out of
. >> reporter: commuters here ar from maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. and over on 95, could you find drives from any state in the union and tourists from any country in the world. this new maryland ban on handheld cell pne use while drive ago driving applies to all of thm. no texting, no handheld cell phones. the goal is to cut down on distracted driving. last year in maryland, there were 549 traffic fatalities. a large number were caused by distctions. >> 30% of those recent crashes have been related to people using their cell phones or texting. and we want to make sure that people understand, evenhough we think we can do three or four things in the car at one time, it's never a good idea. >> reporter: texting while driving was made a primary offense last year. it took longer to get the new law bang handheld cell phone use while driving. it's a secondary offense. which means if the driver gets stopped for speeding or neglect driving. they can also get ticketed for drivi with a handheld cell phone. >> i hope that message gets around, and particularly to young people. we pass
this -- a volunteer in virginia, housing back in 2009, between the republican and the voting booth, that will be the case this november. the most dangerous place to be is to be between of republican and the voting booth. we're energize. be there in big numbers to put a check. president obama and this administration and make changes to the policy read congress. >> what you think a range of the possibility? >> i think we will get six- eight, but election day, who knows what is one happened at the end of the day? >> you are skeptical of the i did the republicans will take the senate. >> i do not rule it out. i think that this is an environment -- there is no such thing as a safe democratic seats. i think you're seeing there right now in west virginia among other places. maybe even new york. there is a lot going on on the ground were would not be surprised to see republicans take control of the senate. >> were the ones that looked out of the reach that you could imagine coming in? >> i started -- i believe that we will hold all of our opens. we're going to pick up a number of democrati
will also visit iowa and virginia. >>> more hot weather is expected in southern california today. on monday it was so hot the thermometers stopped working. the triple digit heat triggered numerous power outages and at one point last night, more than 30,000 customers were without electricity. kendis gibson has more on the record-breaking heat. >> reporter: downtown los angeles has never been this hot. the mercury shattered the city's all-time record, climbing to 113 degrees. >> it was like walking into an oven. the ground, you feel the heat through the shoes and the intensity. you could see the heat swells flowing off the asphalt. >> reporter: the usually hot temperatures have made to an unbearable start to autumn for southern california. >> ridiculous. the calendar's a liar. >> reporter: the thermometer at this construction site hit 90 degrees at 9:00 a.m. monday, which for kevin meant one thing. >> pretty hot. i mean, it can only get worse. >> reporter: ever since fall began, southern california has been in the grips of this heat wave. with temperatures averaging more than 20 degrees above
heavy rain coming out of virginia and moving into the far western suburbs. parts of howard county within the next 20 minutes. there is a light rain in baltimore city. the rain will be with us off and on. maybe a few thunderstorms this morning and into this afternoon. high temperatures into the upper 70's. the evening commute will be better. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. a first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have one early morning accident at kingston road and eastern boulevard. watch for possible lane closures in the middle river. also some closures near norfolk avenue because of police activity. the rest of the major roads look good. 11 minutes on the north and west side outer loop. this is harford road. so far so good of the outer and inner lips. so far looking at a bpretty easy ride on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> out west plans to buy airtran airways, merging the two largest discounts carriers. kim dacey joins us live from federal help with the details. >> this deal would be a billion-dollar deal. baltimore co
that shower activity pushing through.ú %-we have that inneffect through central maryland. -orthhrn virginia and through baltimore city, yoo have to be -oncerned abbut the metropolitan areaa, where the ground is saturated for flooding could occur. on radarr look at the heaviest rain, salisbury, along the beach line3 areas, toward rahooeth and ocean city, heavy rainfall. it looks like showers are light. buu they will continue to come down overnight. how much are we talking about? future scan shows the pooential of an additional, already annú we could ee anotthr inch and a so as much as 3 inches by theú -ime it is done, mid afternoon, ú%d evening tomorrrw. closer look at what is coming our way next. when we finally dry ut. coming up in the seven-day forecast. >> all right vytas. 16-year-old is charged with posseesing an illeeaa firearm after his 2-year--ld brother finds the gun and accidentally3 shoots himself. -t happennd early this morning, -n an apartment in haaerstown. he shot himself in the chest aad is now at children's hospital in critical condition. and one of his friendssis lso
and down through southeast virginia. this is what is going to pivot up in our direction. we're on the warm unstable side of things. area of low pressure to our west will continue to wrap up and bring in drier winds once we head into the afternoon. there's a break in the cloud line, southwestern virginia, that swings through here by lunchtime and the afternoon we should get sun. overall the big pattern highlights this one big storm dominating the eastern seaboard, once that passes through there's another wave of low pressure that is going to catch the tail end of this boundary and ride back up the east coast. that is going to hit us pretty hard with more heavy rain and possible flooding as we head through thursday. we have a flood watch that extends on in through 8:00 this morning. and band of rain will be swinging its way through. during the morning hours and by this afternoon should be passing across the eastern shore and lifting to our north. we should get some dry air here and sunshine but still an isolated storm that could pop up as we head into the afternoon. look at the tail end of t
. >>> and the news edge in virginia where a fire killed several cattle and that happened last night at the time hundreds of cattle were inside and the fast-moving flames destroyed the two-story wood structure and melting the aluminum roof. the damage is estimated in the millions. the livestock exchange was a county fixture for 50 years. >> a young woman left fighting for her life. coming up on the news edge, the new clues that could help police put a hit-and-run driver behind bars. >>> and a brutal beating caught on camera. the ploys from one of the suspects charged in the vicious crime. and an essex panel faces a partisan split. when the gop wants to put two prominent democrats on trial. >> the news edge on a hit-and- run in silver spring left a young woman fighting for her life right now. saturday night, a driver ran down 22-year-old daniella elizabeth elaine mateo. she remains in the hospital tonight with life-threatening injuries. meanwhile, the police want your help tracking down the driver. authorities believe a vehicle is a '94 to '98gmc chevy pickup
. whether you send a letter to new jersey or virginia, it cost the same amount. levels of service at time of use are not differentiated. based upon our research, if you go to the bottom of that page, that is rarely ever used in power rate setting. you would imagine not a lot of proposals will be before you for that in late november and early december, nor before right fairness. however, in class differentiated, that is where we looked at residential demand verses commercial demand -- versus commercial demand, we can separate large businesses or so families or anything else. that is frequently used in water, waste water, and power setting. the next category of rates is two part rates. this is what you have now for the water bill, where we have a charge that represents 20% of the average bill related to fixed equipment and fixed capital costs. then there is an 80% volumetric where the more you use the more you are billed -- volumje metric where the more you use the more you are billed. tiered -- if you are a super user, it is there a way to structure a discount for people with low usage tax
there in west virginia. that's the upper level low pressure system making its way northward very quickly. a few tornado warnings this morning of washington county, allegheny county and maryland. it's ju left with a few clouds right now. rain returns to the area, probably starting wednesday night. 78 degrees right now in sterling, 82 degrees right now in the district. georgetown and folks in largo right now at 81 degrees. you dropped one degree. montgomery county right now 81. we'll see clouds leave the area, 68 degrees, but 11: p.m. we're talking about some more tropical rains getting up into our area. that will come from this system right here, which cou be tropical storm nicole, that will be bringing a lost rain tthe area. for the overnight, the evening, our winds diminish, more of those tropical rains comehis way, we'll talk about the amounts expected for the area, 2 to 3 inchesn top of what we've gotten, and it will be a lot more down south too. all that and more coming newspaper a few. >>> a man in charles unty, mashld was r maryland, was rescued from a deep well at a sewage treatment plan
and it will go to virginia and quickly to the north or northeast and the latest hurricane model has it north of virginia up to massachusetts and further east. we will keep watching because that track will determine who gets the heavy rain and who gets the heavy winds. this tract is showing it is over the ocean but with that pressure and jets dipping down, somebody will see sustained winds at 30 miles per hour on thursday and that could cause power lines and trees going down. so tonight, look for partly cloudy skies, maybe some fog if it does rain, 60s, tomorrow clouds building and a chance of rain developing tomorrow night. 76 rain likely probably heavy and thunderstorm activity and very nasty day coming up on thursday with that storm headed up the east coast. >> all right, bob we will watch, thank you. >>> still ahead, doctors tell us about the cause of migraine and it could be in your dna. >> i am susan and i will tell you why teenagers were not charged even though they pulled the trigger. that is coming up next. >>> it is not too early to >>> it is not too early to think about helping the
the way down into the carolinas. the center of the storm is through west virginia. we have to wait for the center to pass by. that will happen later this afternoon. you can see the swirl. you cannot see the clouds breaking up -- you can see the clouds breaking up. most of the rate should be got by the time we get too early afternoon -- most of the rain should be gone by the time we get to the early afternoon. there will be another chance of rain wednesday night. upper 60's and relatively mild for this time of the year. we will shoot up close to 80. showers and thunderstorms this morning. the drive home will be much better than the drive to work. 76 andatures betwee 66 81. the rain may come back with high temperatures in the 70's. there could be more rain coming in from a night and saturday. after that it should clear but it will turn chilly with temperatures in the 60's on sunday and monday and overnight lows in the 40's. >> it doesn't take a lot of rain to see problems. we have several accidents. northbound 95 at 32. southbound 295 past 895. another reported on the inner loop just
a huge barn fire at theivestock exchange in virginia. this is home video of the flames. most of the cows got out, five of them were killed, though. a volunteer firefighter shot the video. he says the flames were so intense in a you could see them from miles away. the livestock exange is a local landmark in marshall, virginia. >>> the ban on driving and talk on your cell phone is coming to maryland soon. this friday, in fact. chris gordon joins us with what this will mean for drivers. hi, chris. >> it means hands free cell phone use. driversre going to need an ear piece or to use the speaker phone. and they can't hold on to it, they have to put it down. this is called a secondary offense. which means if an officer stops you for speeding or neglect driving or a headlight out, they can also give you a fi if you're driving like this. >> it's not hard to imagine you're in heavy traffic when al of a sudden you look at the car next to u and the driver is talking or texting on a cell phone. >> many people on the cell phone. they're wiggling all overhe road. >> reporter: here's a new sign you'll
a pro. >>> there's a way to do populism in politics. there's the way john is doing it in west virginia where he is the nominee for senate, his third try for the office. mr. racy is a really, really, really wealthy guy which is not so uncommon in west virginia, at least among united states senators. democrat jay rockefeller is, after all, a freaking rockefeller. think progress point to an interview that mr. racy gave a few days ago to politics daily writer matt lewis when asked about his background in business, he was handed his politician's chance to relate to joe the coal miner and he proceeded to blow that chance totally. >> tell us a little bit about you and your business experience and how you got here. >> well, i made my money the old-fashioned way, i inherited it. i hope more people have that opportunity as we abolish inheritance tax in this country. >> an old joke about the old-fashioned way with money but from his tone i think john raese meant it. >> i made my money the old-fashioned way. i inherited it. and i think that's a great thing to do. >> he's either the most dead pan m
developing in areas around virginia. the rest of the united states, again today, fine and dry. a little bit of showers moving into western sections of canada. but otherwise, really fine, clear skies. plenty of sunshine, although almost too much for the southwest. very, very hot conditions continui again on tuesday. expecting highs of u to 38 in sacren. in las vega thenossi gti up to0 ranslate tosenditions if you arn at ss,ooking adry.owing up. ref 30 rstie thd-aren t fedisthhe99baad tswsp 
.ú -ssued a atch through baltimore, maryland city, to indianapolis, and dc. northern virginia. with the potential for heavy rainfall that. occurred today. inch or so already fallen. some places getting as much as 2 inches on the eastern shore. but at thisstiie, we have more rainnon tte way. and the ground is saturated so hard for the ground to absorb moreeof the rainfall..33 hd rainfall scans the skies. showers at aberdine and cecil county. showers. eastern porttand (inaudible) folks in glen burnie getting showers. -his is how it rolls throuuh over the llst several hours. still decent rainfall. and more to come, from the south as we see an area of low pressure wraparound the moissure. how much? through the overnight, we can half or more of an inch acrossú up tt parts of pennsylvaaia, northern portions of delaware. of getting maybe heavy rainfall. potentially. so there could be flooding conditions we have to deal with through the overnight. show you when it will leaae. and when we start to see a ú%ment to dry o coming up in the >> all riiht. you can be ii charge of your own p
the region. they are light but we have heavier showers in the west virginia and western maryland. they are moving into morgan county, west virginia. that is until 7:30 a.m.. partly cloudy today and less delicious in the middle of the country, as we like to say. more weather in the next half hour. robin? >> and for the record, george got the trivia. >> big rainbow last weekend. thank you, sam. >> don't win anything. but our admiration. >>> let's have sweet music in this half hour. country music returns to nashville, for the first time since the devastating floods in may closed the grand ole opry. it hosted a star-studded cast of musicians. yunji de nies back in nashville for the celebration tonight. >> reporter: what a celebration it will be. back in may, this theater was covered in water. in fact, the only way into the stage was on a boat. but tonight, they are ready to bring the music back to this special part of music city. it is the stage where legends, like june carter and johnny cash. dolly parton and alan jackson, have sung songs that define country music. the grand ole opr
understand the frustration of the senators from virginia and their inability to obtain a more complete rationale and plan for the pentagon's proposed actions. the secretaries in tend to reduce duplication, overhead, and excess in the department of defense is commendable, but his action should be supported by an open process, which includes detailed analysis and full consideration of opposing views. we again thank witnesses for their presence here this morning. we look forward to their testimony, and i call upon senator mccain. >> thank you. i thank the distinguished witnesses for being here this morning and their service to the nation. secretary gates announced a series of initiatives in august to improve the inefficiency of the department of defense. as part of this initiative, he also passed dr. carter to improve the department's buying power through a plate it acquires critical goods and services in order to stop runaway costs, growth, and program delays. we look forward to hearing from dr. carter of the initial procesprogress he is making. i'd in both these initiatives are coming a
from 66 all the way to the 270 spur on the west side of town but accident- free through virginia and maryland. moving onto 395 folks, leaving d.c. via this route, no major complaints coming from drivers in this part of town once you hit 95, though, it will be slow from fairfax county parkway to route 123. and finally, we are going to wrap it up in d.c. where here in the traffic center we are also keeping our eyes on the police activity around the u street area. u street closed between 9th and 14th streets. you will want to take florida avenue to get around this. back to you. >> thanks. >>> still ahead tonight, confusion at the university of texas after a gunman opened fire on campus before shooting himself. >>> plus the battle over the will left by the late anna nicole smith's husband heads back to the u.s. supreme court. >>> from back yard politics to big college rallies. president obama hits the campaign trail hard for democrats. i'm joel brown at the white house. >>> president obama is on a campaign style swing through three states in two days. he's raising cash and supporting
in the baltimore out of virginia and north carolina. at this point in time it's not in here yet. we think there could be more heavy downpours and we have had so urain, two and a quarter inch muchs in manchester and close to an inch everywhere else. that's what we are watching for with this. we are looking at a generally clear night. at the moment 71, humidity 93% and winds south at three. pressure falling. temperatures not that bad but so humid. you can almost cut it with a knife. probably will see fog toward daybreak. really muggy conditions. the humidity numbers high. dew points up around 70. that'so pressive and that will help fuel showers and storms. take you out wider perspective. here is the weather maker. centered over north of atlanta georgia. it's still getting up a lot of atlantic moisture and a lot of rain. i don't think we will see severe storms but we will see heavy downpours through the overnight. we could still see some rain -- we should dry out in to the afternoon. maybe even get the sun out. up around 80 and then into wednesday a dry start but the chance for more rain to
easing as we speak. moving to our virginia traffic right now, tracking a situation on 66, delays easing here as well, about 20 minutes will get you from 495 to 7100. derek, back to you. >>> also tonight in your only local news at 7, civil disobedience. and, hanging up, get ready to go hands free with that cell phone before you get mind the wheel in maryland. >>> in maryland, when you get behind the wheel of your car starting on friday, you better put down your phone and activate your blue tooth. if not, it will cost you. the first time you're caught driving in maryland with your cell phone to your ear, it will cost you $40, after that, $100 and a point on your driving record. >> it's going to be difficult to enforce. >> reporter: the new law is a secondary offense, meaning officers can only pull you over if you're caught violating another law. >> a law enforcement officer may see them speeding or doing something and when they get into the traffic stop itself, they may determine the driver was using a cell phone. >> there has been another legal setback for the army flight surgeon who re
to the west coast. now to your event of the day. if you are watching us on wcyb5 in bristol, virginia, the official birthplace of country music allows you to hear some tunes at the live bluegrass music event at the downtown center. that's your early event of the day. >> and trivia for you, congress made that official in '98. so it truly is the birthplace -- >> veronica, very impressive. >> there you go. i'm a lover of all music. >>> now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. does she finally get it? that's the current lindsay lohan question. she visited a homeless shelter last weekend and is saying all the right things about addiction. some have their doubts. she spent the weekend calling photo agencies, shopping pictures of herself posing for $10,000 in her alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet. >>> the 1930s hollywood beauty only to return as the oldest academy award winning nominee for "titanic" has died at the age of 100. >>> max wineberg won't be joining jay leno on his new late night show. >>> finally, showbiz divorces aren't rare, but in the case of george lope
weather reports including one tornado touchdown. that taking place in extreme eastern virginia. apparently damage was relatively minor according to late reports. this is our computer model for the chicago area in the midwest. notice the cloudiness. this model is flirting with periods of clear sky. we're not confident we're going to see an overcast tomorrow or the next day, but it looks like from time to time we will be seeing periods of cloud cover, but probably no rain. it still looks like it's going to be a dry period for the next couple of three days. and probably for the next 7 days. the hot air out west buckling the jet stream out of western canada. that's supplying that cool flow of air and that's a pattern we're not expected to see change appreciably until about wednesday. then we'll be back in the cold again. let's check our forecast. first of all for tonight skies, clouds early, well, mostly cloudy let's say thereafter. calm winds. cool temperatures by the morning hours. low temperature 43 to 49 degrees. then for tuesday mostly cloudy with an isolated shower possible. high temper
wrapping up in virginia. today, he signed a small- business bill into law. he says it will help spur job growth. >>> after the break, flaws found in the sea and boating equipment. -- in d.c. voting equipment. >> from a fantasy to a dream come true. the standout local singer. hey, ove, i'm gonna need a bank. any ideas? capital one bank. they're everywhere. ♪ yeah, you're right! [ horns honking ] hey, there's one right up the street. [ male announcer ] capital one bank. the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? ove, go long! >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- on your side. >>> new at 11:00, and audit shows the new voting equipment used during the primaries did have some flaws. there was a discrepancy between the electronic scans and the hand tallies. it was small and within the margin allowed by law. software used in the primaries was not the persian the district requested. with 36 days until the midterm elections, the battles are starting to get heated. >> on twitter, politicians are taking
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